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Sardegna - Bacchisio detto Bach

The donkey or ass, Equus africanus asinus is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African Wild Ass, E. africanus. A male donkey or ass is called a jack, a female a jenny, and offspring less than one year old, a foal (male: colt, female filly).

While different species of the Equidae family can interbreed, offspring are almost always sterile. Nonetheless, horse/donkey hybrids are popular for their durability and vigor. A mule is the offspring of a jack (male donkey) and a mare (female horse). The much rarer successful mating of a male horse and a female donkey produces a hinny.

Asses were first domesticated around 3000 BC, approximately the same time as the horse, and have spread around the world. They continue to fill important roles in many places today and domesticated species are increasing in numbers, but the African wild ass and another relative, the Onager, are endangered. As "beasts of burden" and companions, asses and donkeys have worked together with humans for millennia.

It comes from Sardinia, where its presence is very old. Surely the ancient Sardinian Punic population increased the breed with the view of applying these animals in agriculture and carriage.Lively and rustic, it was largely used as burden and farm labour. It is highly appreciated in Italy and abroad as well. A lively temperament and no special need. Height to the withers (30 months): from 80 to 115 cm

 

Originario della Sardegna. La presenza dell'asino sull'isola è molto antica, ma furono certamente i Sardo-Punici ad incrementarne l'allevamento con finalità agricole e di trasporto.Vivace e rustico, è adatto alla soma e al servizio (un tempo molto impiegata nei vari lavori agricoli).Razza molto considerata sia in Italia che all'estero.

Mantello grigio-topo, riga mulina crociata, bordo scuro delle orecchie, a volte sono presenti zebrature alla spalla ed agli arti.Testa quadrangolare con profilo rettilineo; collo e spalla corti; garrese poco pronunciato; dorso leggermente disteso, lievemente depresso; lombi forti e ben attaccati; groppa corta e lievemente inclinata; petto sufficientemente largo e torace stretto e basso.

Arti robusti; articolazioni spesse e larghe; andature corte, poco elastiche, ma sicure; appiombi regolari e piede piccolo e duroStatura: 85-100 cm.

 

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Taken on July 12, 2010